PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Sport
Will Parker, played by Matthew Modine, loses the Americas Cup, the worlds biggest sailing prize, to the Australians and decides to form his own syndicate to win it back.
According to show-business trade paper 'Variety, "the three-act script is credited to the distinctive writer Rudy Wurlitzer and Aussie scribe Mac Gudgeon, with three more fellows receiving story credit. But several other scenarists reportedly had a hand in this" picture.
My God, we'll never catch them now!
Kate Bass: We have to put up the whomper!
Will: The what?
Kate Bass: The WHOMPER! We're going to put it up, it's going to be whomp, and we are going to get back in the God-damn race... do you trust me you pea-brain nincompoop?
The final race ended with both boats on tack. The 1987 America's Cup race that the movie was based on ended on a downwind run and both boats would have had full spinnaker sets up.
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